3 Ways to Transfer MP3 to iPod with and without iTunes

Find out a total of three methods proven to work perfectly for helping you copy MP3 music to iPod with and without iTunes.

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iPod is an innovative device to store and play audio files encoded by MP3 or AAC, while iTunes is the default tool to manage MP3 files in iTunes Library on computer and copy MP3 songs from computer to iPod. However, iTunes is not convenient when users want to use it for managing thousands of songs and videos. The good news is that apart from the iTunes, there are some other solutions available for you to transfer MP3 music to iPod. In this article, we are going to tell you how to transfer MP3 music to iPod with and without iTunes.

Part 1.Transfer MP3 to iPod without iTunes with iSkysoft Toolbox - Transfer (iOS)

iSkysoft Toolbox - Transfer (iOS) is an ideal MP3 to iPod transfer with characterizd by features such as effortlessly transferring iPod photos, videos, audio files between your computer and iPod/iphone or ipad devices. The versions for both Windows PC and Mac are available for the software.

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Simple Steps to Transfer music to iPod without iTunes

Step 1 After you install the iSkysoft Toolbox program on your computer, connect your iPod to computer with a USB cable. The program can detect your device and show you the main window below

 transfer music  from ipod to computer

Step 2" Next, Select the "Transfer iTunes Media to Device" option from the page shown below.

 transfer music from itunes to ipod

Step 3" The software will scan your iTunes library automatically. Now select the music files you would want to transfer and then tap on "Transfer" button. After this, the program will help you copy music from iTunes

copy music from itunes to ios device

Part 2. Transfer MP3 Files to iPod without iTunes with MediaMonkey

MediaMonkey is a third-party free media player to play MP3 and other audio files on your Windows and Linux computer. It can also easily transfer MP3 to iPod by going through Tools > Sync Devices. Besides iPod, iPhone, iPad, Android devices and others MP3 player devices are also supported.

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Part 3. Copy MP3 music to iPod with iTunes

iTunes is the official media management software released by Apple to manage MP3 music on computer and help you copy music to iPod. The steps of using it to copy MP3 files to iPod are simple as follows:

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Step 1 Run iTunes and connect your iPod to computer with USB cable. If you're using Windows PC, you're supposed to download it from Apple official site firstly.

Step 2 Set up your iPod. By default, your iPod will automatically sync with your iTunes library. To change this, go to iTunes preferences > click "Devices" > check "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically".

Step 3 Add your MP3 music to the iTunes library . You can also rip CD to iTunes and transfer MP3 to iPod.

Step 4 Select the iPod in iTunes

Step 5 Click the Music tab, and make sure the playlist is ticked under the Selected playlists.

Step 6 Click Sync and Apply.

iTunes is free to transfer MP3 to iPod. To make it work properly, please ensure that you have installed the latest version. When you transfer MP3 to iPod, you might encounter some common iTunes syncing errors listed below. When this happens, you may try to transfer MP3 files to iPod without iTunes

iTunes Sync Error 1 Some purchased songs can not be synced with iTunes.

itunes sync error

iTunes Sync Error 2 Some music files can't be found

 songs can't be found in itunes

iTunes Sync Error 3 Erasing and syncing will replce the contents of your iPod.

 the contents will be overwritten with itunes

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Dec 03,2018 17:46 pm / Posted by Basil Rathbone to iPod Transfer

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